Cyprus - Paphos Archeological Park

We drove ourselves to Paphos to check out the absolute treasure trove of historic artifacts.  We spent a good couple hours exploring the Paphos Archeological Park.
Entering the site, we spotted a gorgeous little fellow hiding up in the eaves.
We approached a grand stone staircase and ascended into the park.
We ducked out of the heat into an old Roman townhouse with spectacular mosaic floors.
Little did we know that this was just the warm-up.  We saw intricately rendered figures come to life.
Outside, we could make out the foundations of grand homes and civic buildings.
A very well-preserved circular mosaic sat exposed to the elements.
We ascended another viewing platform for a birds-eye view of the site.
More mosaic floors fanned out in all directions.
It's amazing what craftspeople of the day were able to build using an ancient version of pixels.
Some of the figures in the mosaics were carefully identified.
We followed the stoic pillars until we reached a mosaic of a jaunty cupid.
The dusty color of the stone was in stark contrast with the brilliant blue of the sky.
We edged our way between the ruins and the sea.
Wildflowers popped up in crevices in the path.
We ducked inside another structure featuring mosaics depicting mythological creatures.
A nine-paneled square mosaic showcased the four seasons.
Another panel was pure geometric whimsy.
Hunters held wild animals at bay...
...chasing a huge assortment of game.
Tales of Roman mythology were showcased elsewhere.
The visitors looked on from above, admiring the scene below.
Outside again, we spotted odd, pointy flowers scorched by the sun.
We set out toward the lighthouse in the distance.
A little further on, we spotted the amphitheatre on site.
We had the place mostly to ourselves.
We spotted a displaced capital from a column that once stood proud on the site.
Energy waning a bit from the midday heat, we followed the path back toward the entrance and headed into town.

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